Guests of FIFA 2018 World Cup sure to get warm welcome in Russia — LavrovSport May 28, 2:25
Kantemir Balagov’s "Closeness" gets Cannes Festival’s International Critics’ PrizeSociety & Culture May 28, 1:03
Anti-church laws in Ukraine may cause religious strife — Ukrainian Orthodox ChurchWorld May 28, 0:22
Russia’s national football team absolutely clear of doping — doctorSport May 28, 0:14
Russian cyclist Zakarin finishes second in Giro d’Italia Stage 20Sport May 27, 22:27
Putin, Erdogan agree to develop coordination of efforts for settlement in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 27, 19:29
Putin, Rouhani stress importance of joint efforts in settlement of Syrian conflictRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 27, 14:32
Federatsiya spacecraft’s first flight may be rescheduled to 2022 - sourceScience & Space May 27, 14:29
Zbigniew Brzezinski dies at age of 89World May 27, 6:57
WASHINGTON, December 23. /TASS/. US President-Elect Donald Trump has commented on Russian leader Vladimir Putin’s letter saying that Putin’s thoughts on bilateral relations were "correct".
"Serious global and regional challenges, which our countries have to face in recent years, show that the relations between Russia and the US remain an important factor in ensuring stability and security of the modern world," Putin wrote. "I hope that after you assume the position of President of the United States of America we will be able - by acting in a constructive and pragmatic manner - to take real steps to restore the framework of bilateral cooperation in different areas as well as bring our level of collaboration on the international scene to a qualitatively new level," the Russian president added.
Putin wished Trump a merry Christmas and a happy New Year saying "please accept my sincere wishes to you and your family of sound health, happiness, wellbeing, success and all the best."
"A very nice letter from Vladimir Putin; his thoughts are so correct," Trump said in a statement. The letter was released by Trump’s transition team.
Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov confirmed to TASS that Putin had sent a message to the US president-elect "to wish him a merry Christmas and a happy New Year."